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Prehistoric artefacts suggest a Neolithic era independently developed in New Guinea

March 25, 2020 - General

New artefacts uncovered at the Waim archaeological site in the highlands of New Guinea – including a fragment of the earliest symbolic stone carving in Oceania – illustrate a shift in human behaviour between 5050 and 4200 years ago in response to the widespread emergence of agriculture, ushering in a regional Neolithic Era similar to the Neolithic in Eurasia.

Excavations at New Guinea’s Waim site began in 2016 after local residents…

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